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Just Thinking (and writing) · 1W ago

A Kingdom of Love

As I reflect on the United States and how it is polarizing within and diminishing without, my thoughts turn to GK Chesterton’s assessment of Rome. There was nothing left that could conquer R...
Just Thinking (and writing) · 1M ago

Politics & Prostitutes

Ronald Reagan once quipped, “Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”Quite frankly, this is an in...
Just Thinking (and writing) · 1M ago

The Prince & The President

Then the devil took Him up and revealed to Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. “I will give You the glory of these kingdoms and authority over them,” the devil said, “beca...
Just Thinking (and writing) · 1M ago

God & Kenny Wallace

Last week Shelly and I enjoyed a baseball game at Busch Stadium (aka, “Baseball Heaven”) with some dear friends of ours. Midway through the game, a gentleman struck up a conversation with my...
Just Thinking (and writing) · 2M ago

Moral Injury

Last week I pointed out that over the last 30 years or so, the US has killed around 3,000,000 people in the Middle East. Now, I’d like for us to think about what we’re doing to our own sons ...
Just Thinking (and writing) · 2M ago

Killing For Peace

Making war has apparently become as addictive to American political leaders as crack cocaine or heroin. ~Jonathan Shay War is big business and under our new businessman-in-chief, business is...
Just Thinking (and writing) · 2M ago

"Just War" Or Just War?

Please note: These thoughts (and others) were first published on September 13, 2013 (see here). So, no, I’m not picking on Trump. I’m simply observing that some things never change.Dear read...
Just Thinking (and writing) · 2M ago

Fear & Trembling

Fear is a powerful drug.It’s a fantastic political tactic.It’s a wonderful manipulator.It’s an effective motivator.But it’s a really lousy religion.~ John PavlovitzHave you ever thought abou...
Just Thinking (and writing) · 3M ago

Something's Missing

As I catch snippets of news, Facebook fights, and sometimes actually talk to people; I’m finding that lots of folks primarily think of evangelicals as people who: 1) hate abortion, 2) hate g...
Just Thinking (and writing) · 3M ago

St. Patrick, The Humble & Fearless

Once again, St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. While we commemorate the patron saint of the Emerald Isle, we should pause for a moment to thoughtfully consider: Who was this man?Legends about Pat...